Science of Soft Robots – Interdisciplinary integration of mechatronics, material science, and bio-computing

Achievements

Recent papers

  • [A03] K. Tanaka, Y. Minami, Y. Tokudome, K. Inoue, Y. Kuniyoshi, K. Nakajima, “Continuum-body-pose estimation from partial sensor information using recurrent neural networks”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 11244-11251, 2022.
  • [A03] Nozomi Akashi, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Sumito Tsunegi, Tomohiro Taniguchi, Mitsuhiro Nishida, Ryo Sakurai, Yasumichi Wakao, Kenji Kawashima, Kohei Nakajima, “A Coupled Spintronics Neuromorphic Approach for High-Performance Reservoir Computing”, Adv. Intell. Syst, 2022.
  • [A02] Yujiro Kakei, Shumpei Katayama, Shinyoung Lee, Masahito Takakuwa, Kazuya Furusawa, Shinjiro Umezu, Hirotaka Sato, Kenjiro Fukuda, and Takao Someya, “Integration of body-mounted ultrasoft organic solar cell on cyborg insects with intact mobility”, npj Flexible Electronics, Vol. 6, pp. 78, 2022.
  • [A02] meya, M. Calisti, C. Laschi, W. Sun, G. Wang, L. Wen, R. Baines, S. K. Patiballa, R. Kramer-Bottiglio, D. Rus, P. Fischer, F. C Simmel, and A. Lendlein, “Roadmap on soft robotics: multifunctionality, adaptability and growth without borders”, Multifunctional Materials, Vol. 5, 32001, 2022.
  • [A03] W. Sun, N. Akashi, Y. Kuniyoshi and K. Nakajima, “Physics-Informed Recurrent Neural Networks for Soft Pneumatic Actuators”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 6862-6869, 2022.
  • [A03] Mika Noguchi, Masato Yamada, and Hideyuki Sawada, “Analysis of different self-propulsion types of oil droplets based on electrostatic interaction effects”, RSC Advances, Issue 29, pp. 18354-18362, 2022.
  • [A03] Junjie Shen, Yiwen Chen, and Hideyuki Sawada, “A Wearable Assistive Device for Blind Pedestrians Using Real-Time Object Detection and Tactile Presentation”, Sensors, Vol. 22, No. 12, 4537, 2022.
  • [A02] Ruiyuan Liu, Zhong Lin Wang, Kenjiro Fukuda, and Takao Someya, “Flexible self- charging power sources”, Nature Reviews Materials, 2022.

List of all papers

Recent international conference presentations

  • [A02] Steven Rich, Shinyoung Lee, Kenjiro Fukuda, and Takao Someya, “Shrink-Wrappable Electronics—Achieving Curved Electronics Using Shrinkable Substrate”, 2022 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit, SB02.06.03, 2022.
  • [A02] Masahito Takakuwa, Kenjiro Fukuda, Tomoyuki Yokota, Daishi Inoue, Shinjiro Umezu, and Takao Someya, “Development of the Flexible Conductive Bonding Method Without Any Adhesive for Wiring of Soft Robots”, 2022 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit, SB02.06.05, 2022.
  • [A03] W. Sun, N. Akashi, Y. Kuniyoshi, and K. Nakajima, “Self-organization of physics-informed mechanisms in recurrent neural networks: a case study in pneumatic artificial muscles”, 2022 IEEE 5th International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft), pp. 409-415, 2022.
  • [A03] K. Kagaya, B. Yu, Y. Minami, and K. Nakajima, “Echo state property and memory in octopus-inspired soft robotic arm”, 2022 IEEE 5th International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft), pp. 224-230, 2022.
  • [A01] Fumiya Nakano, Yuma Niiyama, and Shunji Yamanaka, “Flexible Sliding-teeth-array Mechanism for Hollow Joint Module with Smooth Outline”, rnational Symposium on System Integration (SII), pp. 434-439, 2022.
  • [A01] Kazuma Matsushita, Masahiro Ikeda, Keung Or, Ryuma Niiyama, and Yasuo Kuniyoshi, “An Actuation System Using a Hydrostatic Skeleton and a Shape Memory Alloy for Earthworm-like Soft Robots”, IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII), pp. 47-52, 2022.
  • [A01] Sakito Koizumi, Toshiyuki Nakata, and Hao Liu, “Aerodynamic performance and control of flapping wings driven by insect-inspired flexible flapping mechanisms”, SICB Annual Main Meeting 2022, 2022.
  • [A01] Yuta Murayama, Toshiyuki Nakata, and Hao Liu, “Development of bird-inspired wings with flexible flaps inspired by avian covert feathers for flight robots”, SICB Annual Main Meeting 2022, 2022.

List of all international conference presentations

Recent international invited talks

  • [A02] Kenjiro Fukuda, Steven Rich, Sixing Xiong, Masahito Takakuwa, and Takao Someya, “Strategies of Ultraflexible Organic Devices Toward Self-Powered Bioelectronic Applications”, 2022 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit, SB04.06.01, 2022.
  • [A03] Kohei Nakajima, “Soft interface: exploiting soft body dynamics for computation”, Soft Robots and Embodied Intelligence (full-day workshop at Robosoft 2022), 2022.
  • [A03] Kohei Nakajima, “Soft body meets chaos”, New Directions for Simplified Control of Soft Robots (full-day workshop at Robosoft 2022), 2022.
  • [A01] Hiromi Mochiyama, “Trans-shape Design of Soft Robots”, Energy-based approach to analyze and develop soft robotic systems (Half-day workshop at Robosoft 2022), 2022.
  • [A03] Kohei Nakajima, “Physical reservoir computing and its relevance to embodied intelligence”, 2nd International Conference on Embodied Intelligence, 2022.
  • [A02] Kenjiro Fukuda, “Potentials of ultra-thin electronics and photonics to contribute to the SDGs”, The 6th Electron Devices Technology and Manufacturing Conference (EDTM 2022), 2022.
  • [A03] Kohei Nakajima, “Physical reservoir computing and its relevance to embodied intelligence”, 2nd International Conference on Embodied Intelligence, 2022.
  • [A02] Kenjiro Fukuda, “Potentials of ultra-thin electronics and photonics to contribute to the SDGs”, The 6th Electron Devices Technology and Manufacturing Conference (EDTM 2022), 2022.
  • List of all invited talks

    Recent awards

    • [A03] R. Terajima, K. Inoue, S. Yonekura, K. Nakajima, and Y. Kuniyoshi, “Best Paper Awards”, 2022 IEEE 5th International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft), 2022.
    • [B01] Yuchen Wang, Mitsuhiro Hayashibe and Dai Owaki, “MHS2021 Best Paper Award”, MHS2021, 2021.
    • [A03] W. Sun, N. Akashi, Y. Kuniyoshi, and K. Nakajima, “MHS2021 Best Paper Award”, MFS2021, 2021.
    • [B01] Byeongwook Jo, “Best poster award”, 3M 2021, Japan Satellite Session, 2021.
    • [B01] Byeongwook Jo, Yuya Morimoto, and Shoji Takeuchi, “Young Researcher Poster Award”, MicroTAS2020, 2020.
    • [A02] Hiroyuki Nabae:  “SICE International Young Authors Award for IROS2019,” IROS 2019, 2019.
    • [A02] Kenjiro Fukuda: “RIKEN Eiho Award for year of 2018”, RIKEN, 2019.

    List of all awards (under construction)